Aluminum Cylinder Head And Single-Plane Intake List

Discussion in 'Small Block Tech' started by TuBBeD, Jul 31, 2003.

  1. Woodie

    Woodie Well-Known Member

    I dont even have a 350 but I'd chip in... I love seeing these types of build ups and what possibilities pop up...

  2. alec296

    alec296 i need another buick

    350 project

    i would like to see a 350 project run 10s or so would be cool :TU:
    i have a junk 84 regal ttype i was going to put back together for my daughter but i could also see a 350 project out of it.also has a 12bolt with 4.10s and southside bars and fiberglass 4 in cowl hood.
    i think if more people seen a regal 350 project and knew that it would bolt in to most 3.8v6 g body cars almost directly it could create more interst in the 350s since they are the lightest small block gm made then add alum heads it would cut the weight even more.
    could be interesting if it could be streetable.
    someone want to set up a project?
    thanks andy
  3. buick535

    buick535 Well-Known Member

    I'm game. Jim Burek
  4. sbbuick

    sbbuick My driving scares people!

    Did we lose some posts here? It appears that a few are gone :(
  5. buick350

    buick350 Well-Known Member

    i barely got out of high school so before i didnt have money to buy much but now i got a job and ill buy the single plane intake right away when it comes out !!!!! the heads depends on the price and also when they come out.if i spend money on my heads then i wont but if they announce em before i spend im willing to spend 1500 to with sbbuick the intake should have injector/nitrous :laugh: bosses.c'mon someone bring out the intake!!that should give an idea if its worth making the thing i wonder when ta and poston made their intakes wouldnt it had been easier to make a sp from the beginning??
  6. sbbuick

    sbbuick My driving scares people!

    We lost a few critical posts on this thread recently. One where we had a estimate as to the cost to cast the intake. The cost was ~ $10,000

    If we could get ~ 40 people to pitch in (not unreasonable) then we have $250.00 each. We could give the contributors a say in how the intake is designed, and of course, they would have a right to a discount on the finished product.

    Of course, with a good single plane intake, Aluminum Heads become much more of a possibility!

    This is an achievable goal, folks. Are we going to do it????????

    Yes, I am willing to pony up the $$
  7. buick535

    buick535 Well-Known Member

    Technically, the Poston intake is a single plane design, it is divided, but everything is on the same plane. Jim Burek
  8. Buicks4Speed

    Buicks4Speed Advanced Member

    Is it possible to work off a 350 chevy casting for a mold?? Or is it just easier/cheaper just to start from sratch? I would chip in to help get one done. I think it would be best to do it like the 455 block and get enough people to put down a deposit to show interest with money to back it up. It still takes more than money to get one done. :Do No:

    So, how much would people be willing to spend on a Buick single plane intake? $390????Or maybe even $450??? How bad do you want a single plane intake??
  9. sbbuick

    sbbuick My driving scares people!

    I don't believe that it would have to be in the $400.00 range. As far as input - with 40 plus people on the paid "Board of Directors" - we'd surely have more than enough opinions to go around.

    I do, however agree with you that the Ede. Victor Jr. type design is a great one for SBC. If I could buy one for my Lark I'd do it right now!
  10. Woodie

    Woodie Well-Known Member

    As previously stated I'm in...

    Now I just need to find an cheap, ugly A$$ Apollo... :3gears: :3gears: :3gears:
  11. sbbuick

    sbbuick My driving scares people!

    I don't want to sound dumb, but I have never seen a Poston Intake in person. Would it be possible (or wise) to mill out the center divider of a Poston intake to get a single plane intake? Or would it just turn the intake into a unuseable hunk of cast aluminum??
  12. BuickGSXJuiced

    BuickGSXJuiced Well-Known Member

    what about milling the center divider out of the postons intake???

    sounds like a good idea, can it be done? And will it be a great improvement?
  13. stk3171

    stk3171 Well-Known Member


    """"Now I just need to find an cheap, ugly A$$ Apollo... """"

    I don't know why in the world any one would want a Apollo.
  14. alec296

    alec296 i need another buick

    any news on new intake and heads?

    is this a dead thread?
    gs nats are over maybe somone will have some new plans or ideas to work with?
    i was think the same on the s divider to machine open plenum .
    or altering casting to produce an open plenum single plane?
    just ideas. i would like to see a manifold that could produce great power
    and then work on producing fuel injection to fit it.
    thanks andy :TU:
  15. BillMah52

    BillMah52 Well-Known Member

    No, this is not a dead item.
    There are a few things in the works that may be released in the near future.
    There are some vendors that have recently expressed interest in our little buick engines.
    Good things are coming! :)
  16. alec296

    alec296 i need another buick


    thats good news bill. i dont understand why ta wasnt intersted in heads or better intake since the produce an intake already and the experiance with the 455 stage heads..
    i hope to hear more soon
    :TU: thanks andy
  17. rickwrench

    rickwrench Wrenchineer

    Well, I just dropped off two more sets of 41 year old buick 300 aluminum heads at the machine shop. If karma holds true, I will be signing the reciept just as the announcement that performace aluminum 350 heads are going to be produced is made public.
    With oil through lifters-pushrods, a 350 cam journal trim, and fabricated intake (band saw + tig welder = intake), many of us 94mm block rover stroker guys will be buying aluminum 350 heads as well as the 350 guys. Our only "performance" option is worked over '64 buick 300 heads. Don't bother mentioning "Wildcat" rover heads, by the time you buy them and have them ready to install, you could have purchased a complete LS2 crate engine from GM. The old '64 Buick heads are, surprise, very old, don't flow particularly well even after a lot of work, and fair/good rebuildable cores are becoming rare.
    So what aftermarket entity has expressed interest in new Buick 350 heads? Could reasonably priced, new aluminum heads actually be produced, or is it more vaporware? Modifying 350 cams and fabricating intakes would be so much cheaper than a complete rebuild and port work on a pair of ancient lo-po heads.

    Rick -still stuck using '64 300 heads- (wrench)
  18. Nothingface5384

    Nothingface5384 Detail To Oil - Car Care

    any updates on this?
  19. BillMah52

    BillMah52 Well-Known Member

    Not a dead issue. These things take time. :)
    Both items are in the R&D stages right now. Hopefully we will see some results in the near future. :Brow:
  20. TXGS

    TXGS Paint by numbers 70 GS 455 4spd

    Good to hear Bill. :beer

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